When real estate developer Preston Tedesco got the call from Larry Morrow, he knew he had to help.
Mayor LaToya Cantrell had called Morrow, a restaurant owner and event promoter, about the hundreds of New Orleans residents who have spent hours in the heat outside gas stations in recent days, the everything to have the chance to briefly refresh their homes.
The two and several others began to think. Their solution was a free gas gift to the Subway at 2700 South Claiborne Ave., only for those who need fuel for their home generators. They plan to dispense about 1,000 gallons starting at 12:30 p.m. Friday, using three cubes of fuel that Tedesco got from a friend in Slidell.
“Basically we’re just going to sit in the metro parking lot and fill people up for free until we run out,” Tedesco said.
Preston Tedesco, left, enlists Sidney Torres IV’s help to renovate a New Orleans home on Torres’ reality show, “The Deed.”
Hurricane Ida turned natural gas, once plentiful in the region, into a coveted commodity after the region’s supplies were depleted by hundreds of thousands of people who left the region to seek refuge before the storm.
Then Ida ravaged the local power grid, leaving more than a million customers without power. Desperate to keep their homes cool and the cars running, the residents who stayed home stormed the few gas stations in the area that are currently open, creating lines that stretch for miles around. certain cases.
Now some residents are trying to provide what they can.
Larry Morrow opened Morrow’s with his mother, Chef Lenora Chong. Morrow holds his sister Rain. (Photo by Todd A. Price, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)
Besides Tedesco and Morrow, Greg Johnson, another developer and owner of a Subway franchise; Ryan Montague, the owner of the Hangover bar on North Claiborne Avenue; Herbert Baudy and others are supporting the effort.
Tedesco said residents will be limited to three to five gallons of fuel per person and should bring containers to store the gas.
“It’s horrible to see that an entire region with a million inhabitants has no electricity. Especially here at the end of the summer with the heat, it’s really dangerous for a lot of people here.” , did he declare.
Five days after Hurricane Ida devastated New Orleans’ power grid and left its people without light or fresh air, city officials are preparing …
“But at the same time, I feel really blessed to be able to help people with this.”
Tedesco has developed properties in the Uptown neighborhood near Tulane and Loyola universities. Morrow runs an event marketing and promotions business and founded Morrow’s, a restaurant in Marigny, in 2018.
See other distribution locations below:
FOOD / WATER GIFTS
- Skelly Park, 2515 boul. Vespasian, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Mahalia Jackson Auditorium, 1419 Basin St., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Hancock Whitney Financial Center, 5775 Read Blvd., 11 a.m. while supplies last
- Rosa Keller Library, 4300 S. Broad St., 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Sankofa Community Development Corp., 5200 Dauphine Street, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (tarpaulins also provided)
- Bethany Lutheran Church, 3700 Canal Street, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. AND 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Wesley Barrow Stadium, 6500 Press Dr., 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Howlin Wolf, 917 S. Peters Street, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- McMillians First Steps CDC, 2601 S. Claiborne Ave., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
- Arthur Monday Center, 1111 Newton St., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Harmony Oaks, 2514 Washington Ave., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- New Home Office, 13800 Hayne Blvd., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Parc St. Roch, 1800 avenue St. Roch, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- New Phillippians Church, 5234 N. Claiborne Ave., 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
- El Pueblo NOLA 5112, rue E. Nemours, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Resilience Force, 4801 Chief Liar Hwy., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Café Ngombo, 1216 avenue Saint-Bernard, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
- Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1823 Washington Ave., 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Community Life Transformation Center, 8606 Marks Street, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Mayhew Bakery, 3201 Orléans Avenue, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Level Up Community Center, 1123 rue Lamanche, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- McDonogh # 35 Senior High School, 4000 Cadillac Street, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
DISTRIBUTION OF CANVAS
- Dryades YMCA, 2220 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Sankofa Community Development Corp., 5200 Dauphine Street, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (food and water also provided)
- Community engagement, 8540, rue Spruce, 12 p.m. at 2 p.m. (food also provided)
- Notre Dame Seminary, 2901 S. Carrollton Ave., 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. (food also provided)
- Central City Seniors Center, 2101 Philip St., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Gernon Brown Rec Center, 1001 Harrison Ave., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (food 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. AND 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
- Rosenwald Rec Center, 1120 S. Broad Ave., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (food 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. AND 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
- Lyons Rec Center, 624 Louisiana Ave., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (food 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
- Milne Rec Center, 5420 Franklin Ave., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (food 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. AND 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
- Joe Brown Rec Center, 5601 Read Blvd, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (food and water provided)
- Cut Off Rec Center, 6600 Belgrade St., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (food from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.)
- Stallings St. Claude, 4300 St. Claude., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (food from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
- Center Treme Rec, 900 rue N. Villere, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (food from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. AND from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
- Algiers courthouse, 225 rue Morgan, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (while supplies last)